ALMOST 1,000 runners from across the district took part in Sunday’s Great North Run.

Mo Farah won a record sixth successive title in the elite men’s race, while Brigid Kosgei set a new half marathon world best to take the elite women’s race.

But people of all ages from the Tyne Valley did their bit, whether that be running a personal best time, or raising vital funds for worthy causes. 

Coverage of the Great North Run, including the results of all participants from the district, will be published in this week’s Hexham Courant.